Re: [nbos] [AS] Suggestions for AS 2.1
"Mike Oliver"
Tue Oct 9th, 2007
Hi Ed:

Thanks for jogging the memory. It was as you say. I now recall that,
following your reply, I was having problems working out how to add the
appropriate field so that I could use it for the search. I don't think I
cracked it and decided I was being dense so should leave it for a while
and get back to it. I never did. I now will.

If it helps others, when I've sorted myself out, I'll post step by step
instructions in case there are any others out there with my addled wits.



-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of NBOS Support
Sent: 09 October 2007 07:41
Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Suggestions for AS 2.1

At 07:01 AM 10/8/2007, you wrote:
>I raised this, together with improved search facilities (e.g. search by

>spectral type) several months back. I can't recall, now, what the
>was but I seem to remember there were technical reasons why it couldn't
>done. Perhaps Ed could remind us?

For simple searching, there's nothing preventing it on a technical basis
its just adding a field.

For the larger topic of enhanced searching, and in conjunction, mass
editing, things would be more involved. In order for such a system to
really be useful it'd need to handle at least some type of
complex/conditional searching (find all habitable planets with a
population > 10 million and set the political affiliation to X). Its
certainly possible - it'd just require quite a significant bit of
programming time.


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